[Susan notes: I may well disagree with this teacher on how to teach reading to middle graders, but I certainly agree with her about standards based assessments, and I applaud her willingness to sign her name to a letter.]
To the editor
I get angry when I hear people parrot the mission of No Child Left Behind that 100 percent of children will be reading at grade level by 2014. Anyone who claims such a thing is possible is either ignorant or lying. One day in a regular or special education classroom is enough to determine that all the children in America will not be reading at grade level by 2014 or any other year. The law makes no exceptions for learning disabilities, mental illness or non-native speakers.
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